Periodontist Staff

Dr. Joseph Yang

Periodontist in San Diego, CA

San Diego Dental Implant Center
  • Board Certified by American Board of Periodontology
  • 25 Year Veteran of United States Navy
  • Multiple scientific publications in peer reviewed dental journals
  • Faculty member of Global Dental Implant Academy Post-Graduate Education Program
  • Former Program Director, Periodontics Residency, US Navy Post-Grad Dental School
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry
  • Has mentored 50+ dentists to achieve post-graduate certification
  • Awarded more than a dozen medals and honors by United States Navy


Industry Leadership

  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry
  • Published over 40 articles in peer reviewed dental journals
  • Senior Lecturer, Global Dental Implant Academy
  • Former Program Director, Periodontics Residency, US Navy Post-Grad Dental School

Honors and Awards

  • US Navy Meritorious Service Medal
  • US Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards)
  • US Navy Achievement Medal
  • US Navy National Defense Medal
  • US Navy Global War on Terrorism Medal
  • US Navy Pistol Sharpshooter (Expert Designation)
  • US Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2 awards)


Dr. Joseph Yang grew up in a suburb of Chicago, IL. He earned his B.S. at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Subsequently, he received his D.D.S. from the University of Illinois, Chicago . Upon graduating, he began his 25-year career as a U.S. Naval Dental Officer. During his Navy career, Dr. Yang was chosen for full-time out-service residency in Periodontology at Univ. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Afterward, he was selected to serve on staff/program director at Bethesda Naval Medical Center for their Periodontology residency program. During his long Navy career, he received numerous personal commendations and awards. He is a diplomate of American Board of Periodontology as well as a member of American Dental Association and American Academy of Periodontology . Dr. Yang is frequently invited to lecture and train other dental professionals worldwide in the latest implant and periodontic procedures. His hobbies are golfing, skiing, and keeping up with his favorite sports teams.